Where Prayer Becomes Real, by Kyle Strobel (M.A. ’02, M.A. ’05, associate professor of spiritual theology) and John Coe (’79, M.A. ’83, professor of spiritual theology), Baker, March 2021. Prayer isn’t a place for us to be good or right, and it isn’t a place for us to perform or prove our worth. It’s a place for us to be honest, present and known. This down-to-earth book offers a guide to deep, life-changing prayer.
Understanding Old Testament Theology, co-authored by Charlie Trimm (associate professor of Old Testament), Zondervan, December 2020. Recent decades have seen an explosion of theologies of the Old Testament — making it difficult for students, pastors and even scholars to keep up. This new book clearly organizes and explains the myriad contemporary approaches to Old Testament theology.
Just as I Am: A Memoir, by Cicely Tyson, with Michelle Burford (’94), HarperCollins, January 2021. Burford, a bestselling author and writing collaborator, worked closely with legendary actress Cicely Tyson to craft this memoir, published shortly before her death in January at age 96, which tells the story of “a child of God divinely guided by his hand.”
Unearthing the Bible, by Titus Kennedy (’04), Harvest House, June 2020. Kennedy, a professional field archaeologist, presents 101 objects that provide compelling evidence for the historical reliability of Scripture from the dawn of civilization through the early church. These pieces provide rich cultural insights into the ancient world.
Mother of Modern Evangelicalism, by Arlin C. Migliazzo (’74), Eerdmans, November 2020. Henrietta Mears was arguably the most influential woman in the shaping of modern evangelicalism. Her books sold millions of copies and figures such as Billy Graham cited her teachings as a formative part of their ministry. Migliazzo draws from previously overlooked archival sources and dozens of interviews to assemble this detailed portrait of her life and legacy.
Chasing Love, by Sean McDowell (’98, M.A. ’03, associate professor of Christian apologetics), B&H Books, December 2020. The love that the world tells us to pursue is all about following your heart’s desires. But what is the Christian worldview on love? McDowell invites readers into Jesus’ radical approach and answers some of the toughest questions we’re asking about love today.